The Challengers was a very competitive section with 19 strong players including some very promising juniors. One of these, Edward Gray (Sussex Juniors), shared first place with Anthony Lee (Oxford City) with 4/5. Edward has played a great deal of chess during the summer and was selected to play for the ECF England Junior Chess Squad at the European Schools Chess Championships in Krakow in July. Last year he came third in the Thanet Major behind Peter McGill. This year it was Edward who finished higher and Peter was one of his victims on his path to glory.
White: Edward Gray (155) Black: Peter McGill (149)
Thanet Challengers 2018